Before the Bondage Boutique Raspberry Pleasure Leather Ankle Cuffs appeared at Lovehoney, I had never actually tried ankle specific cuffs on myself. I have used them on my partner many times, but we’ve never used them on me as I’ve tried numerous (smaller) wrist cuffs that have been far too big on them and thought that cuffs actually designed for the ankles would be even bigger.
They are, but this particular pair have a twelve-hole buckle fastening and can fit ankles from 8.5 inches in circumference through to 14 inches, which made me think this would be a good pair to take a chance on.
Like all Bondage Boutique products, these ankle cuffs arrived in simplistic packaging. Just a simple, plastic packet with a sticker on the front. No other packaging is particularly necessary, but I do think it would be nice for lovely items such as these.
Upon opening the packet, I quickly picked up on the scent of raw leather, which is something that I love. That smell is still lingering after almost a month of owning and using them too. The quality of these ankle cuffs is great. The leather is of a high standard and feels delightfully smooth to the touch. I wasn’t necessarily expecting this considering the price point, but they’re just as luxurious as some of the more high-end leather products that I own. They are also extremely sturdy and durable, so I can see them lasting many years with proper care and storage.
In terms of fit, it turns out that I was right about these being the right pair, as they actually fit me very well. I do need to fasten them through the twelfth hole to get the best, most comfortable fit possible, and then I would still not describe them as skin-tight on me at that width. My ankles are an inch and half below the suggested circumference of these cuffs, but that minimum width seems to fit me tightly enough that the cuffs don’t move out of position, therefore making them fit for purpose.
My partner has much wider ankles than I do, verging on the higher end of the circumference that these ankle cuffs are suggested to fit, but he says that he feels comfortable wearing these cuffs and they don’t dig into his skin when fastened through the third or fourth hole. I’m not quite sure that raspberry pink is his colour though, so we’ll probably be looking at getting him some new cuffs of his own. Maybe even the same cuffs in the other shade available, which is red. We’ll see.
My favourite thing about these cuffs is the double-ended quick-release clip that attaches them together, as it can be removed from both, or either end, depending on the circumstances. I love this because it’s great for emergency situations where you need to get up or move quickly, as the clip can be completely removed, leaving you to move freely without having to waste precious time taking the cuffs off. I think this feature makes these cuffs extremely versatile as the ankles can be separated for other restraints to be attached to the D-rings.
Overall, I think that these ankle cuffs are great. I simply love the quality, the fit and the adjustability. They are incredibly comfortable to wear and I can see them being useful to people with all levels of experience, although the quick release clip would make these cuffs a great introduction for those who are new/cautious with restraints.
I received the now discontinued Bondage Boutique Raspberry Pleasure Leather Ankle Cuffs (£19.99) from Lovehoney in exchange for my review. Thank you! Affiliate links have been used within this post.